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Date:   Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:10:28 +0100
From:   Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@...hat.com>
To:     Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@...il.com>
Cc:     Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>,
        Song Liu <songliubraving@...com>, Yonghong Song <yhs@...com>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>,
        Doug Ledford <dledford@...hat.com>,
        Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <jakub.kicinski@...ronome.com>,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com>,
        John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>,
        Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>,
        Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>,
        Shuah Khan <shuah@...nel.org>,
        Networking <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, bpf <bpf@...r.kernel.org>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org,
        "open list\:KERNEL SELFTEST FRAMEWORK" 
        <linux-kselftest@...r.kernel.org>,
        clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v2 00/10] tools: Use consistent libbpf include paths everywhere

Andrii Nakryiko <andrii.nakryiko@...il.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 6:13 AM Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@...hat.com> wrote:
>>
>> The recent commit 6910d7d3867a ("selftests/bpf: Ensure bpf_helper_defs.h are
>> taken from selftests dir") broke compilation against libbpf if it is installed
>> on the system, and $INCLUDEDIR/bpf is not in the include path.
>>
>> Since having the bpf/ subdir of $INCLUDEDIR in the include path has never been a
>> requirement for building against libbpf before, this needs to be fixed. One
>> option is to just revert the offending commit and figure out a different way to
>> achieve what it aims for. However, this series takes a different approach:
>> Changing all in-tree users of libbpf to consistently use a bpf/ prefix in
>> #include directives for header files from libbpf.
>>
>> This turns out to be a somewhat invasive change in the number of files touched;
>> however, the actual changes to files are fairly trivial (most of them are simply
>> made with 'sed'). Also, this approach has the advantage that it makes external
>> and internal users consistent with each other, and ensures no future changes
>> breaks things in the same way as the commit referenced above.
>>
>> The series is split to make the change for one tool subdir at a time, while
>> trying not to break the build along the way. It is structured like this:
>>
>> - Patch 1-2: Trivial fixes to Makefiles for issues I discovered while changing
>>   the include paths.
>>
>> - Patch 3-7: Change the include directives to use the bpf/ prefix, and updates
>>   Makefiles to make sure tools/lib/ is part of the include path, but without
>>   removing tools/lib/bpf
>>
>> - Patch 8: Change the bpf_helpers file in libbpf itself to use the bpf/ prefix
>>   when including (the original source of breakage).
>>
>> - Patch 9-10: Remove tools/lib/bpf from include paths to make sure we don't
>>   inadvertently re-introduce includes without the bpf/ prefix.
>>
>> ---
>
> Thanks, Toke, for this clean up! I tested it locally for my set up:
> runqslower, bpftool, libbpf, and selftests all build fine, so it looks
> good. My only concern is with selftests/bpf Makefile, we shouldn't
> build anything outside of selftests/bpf. Let's fix that. Thanks!

Great, thanks for testing! I'll fix up your comments (and Alexei's) and
submit another version tomorrow.

-Toke

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